Raychem Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback
The Raychem Corporation was founded in Redwood City, California in 1957 by Paul M. Cook, James B. Meikle, and Richard W. Muchmore. Led by Cook and second-in-command Robert M. Halperin, Raychem became a pioneer of commercial products realized through radiation chemistry. The company had only three CEOs until the company was acquired by Tyco International in 1999.
Raychem upper management and CEO are ineffective, the working environment is toxic, technology is outdated, employees have terrible benefits and the lowest salary in the area, according to a former employee at glassdoor.com
"Toxic environment. Upper management up to CEO is ineffective. Very old technology. Lowest factory pay in the area. Terrible employee benefits."
Intern says"no work life balance No proper time planning for shipments"
Current Employee - Senior Manager says"The company is fully focused on numbers and that too short term. This is applicable both for business numbers such as sales figures and brand building numbers such as business excellence. Everyone in the company is running after checklists to tick to show that they did their work for improving these numbers. Most of the company products are from third party vendors or partners rebranded by Raychem. There are very few products that are continuously developed and maintained in house. There is no focus on the long term plan for the company. The long term plan is just sales numbers for each group summed all the way up. Since sales guys are the ones getting the cash for the company, the technical employees are not given much importance. There are many processes to follow on paper but the only process that is followed in reality is the ones related to travel restrictions. There is rampant favouritism in the company. If your boss likes you, then irrespective of your work performance, you can get promoted. There are many examples of employees with considerably less experience who have got promotions and better roles while their less fortunate friends are relegated to the sideline. Management promises are rarely followed through beyond few weeks."
GET says"Work culture is very lethargic, people are not that much supportive to help. So if you are at initial stage of your career, you may not find it very encouraging. Though senior management people may find it good place to work."
Former Employee - Assembler says"jobs were bid and won by seniority not by job performance. someone that has been there longer but has a terrible work ethic could essentially beat you out of a position just because they worked there longer"
Current Employee - Manager says"Job security is a problem"
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says"1. You can grow professionally but not personally. Not enough exposure with the top management."
Current Employee - Network Engineer says"Since, I was on third party payroll, the compensation was quite low."
Former Employee - Deputy Manager says"You only get reconized by numbers, efforts wont be counted"
Inside Sales (Former Employee) says"This company was to Tyco. It no longer exists. My understanding is TYCO is not a fun place to work, I do not think this applies to any reviews for Raychem."
Assembler (Former Employee) says"assembly line putting together phone soldering the pc board, the team was great to work with.good place to worklack of work"
Production Support (Former Employee) says"A typical day at Raychem was running reports of daily orders / duties. What I learned about Raychem was how large this company was. Management was great to work for. Workplace culture was very Friendly. The hardest part of this job was trying to keep myself busy."
Customer Service Manager (Former Employee) says"Raychem gave a lot a people an opportunity to move up in their career and learn. Many of the staff came up through the company and have worked cross-functionally. They also brought in a good balance of people from other companies to get different perspectives.People, communciation"